Archive for July, 2007
This is just as enjoyable as I remembered it, which isn’t bad after two (yes, two) years. I’ve started using the old guy to get his loyalty up. Sometime I need to find out how you get medals. There’s a space for them all, but I haven’t got any yet.
So I’ve gone back to this. Tried some spectre characters with no success. Currently have a chaos warror who started off as a beastman, but got turned into a nie… nib… nil… nieblu… type of dwarf by a Chaos God. Fair enough. At least he can see in the dark now.
I wish this ran on OSX.
Okay, I think that’s it. I can’t work out how to heal in the church, with is annoying me more than it should, but, more than that, I keep dying very early and doing the initial forest stuff over and over gets tiring.
This may be my last chance to play proper console games for a while, as my consoles are being packed to be moved tomorrow evening. So what did I choose to play to mark this occassion? Well, obviously, Pac-Man C.E., of course. Unfortunately, I was awful and didn’t come close to any sort of achievement or Achievement.
(And then I played Rush’n Attack, but lost all my three lives because I forgot which button was the special weapon button three times, so I’m going to ignore that and not post about it.)
Not an official Castlevania game, but a roguelike in a Castlevania skin. At first it was annoying because I kept dying really early, but then I discovered I should be attacking (a) with my weapon and not firing (f) my weapon. Then it was annoying because I kept falling into a lake from which there seems to be no way out. But I discovered the jump (j) key and all was well. Now it’s annoying because I’m in a town, I need to heal myself at the church, but nobody will tell me where it is and I can’t find it. And some people say I need to heal by shouting outside the church, some by resting inside the church, but there’s no church and no key to rest and no key to shout and I’m getting very annoyed indeed.
I’m probably being really stupid, but I just can’t tell what I’m meant to do.
The PS3 version of this is out in Japan and my lust for it is wild, but I’m not going to buy it. For it costs money and is in Japanese. So I loaded up the PSP version for the first time in many a moon. Or “months” as I sometimes like to call them. My save file is, I’m sure, a long way behind where it should be – I think some backing up went wrong somewhere – but never mind. I started it up and got my “best ever” (i.e. best on this save) score on an event (a lovely minus five over nine holes), which made me happy.
I finished the first set of events and moved up to Race Class.
There’s a reason that this hasn’t moved from my 360 in weeks, and it’s not just my lack of gaming time recently. It’s a simply fantastic game.
I was burnt by Contra, Super Contra seems to be the same, but even harder. No thank you.
It’s another car combat game in a different skin. A spaceship skin. And it’s absolutely rubbish. I can’t be bothered to even write about it, quite frankly.
My wife looked up from her knitting and said, “Well, it looks very pretty.” And it does.
Not sure about the, you know, game, though. It’s a hack and slash that seems like it might have a nice, deep system behind it, but I can’t really tell – it’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on under the fireworks or which enemy the game’s going to focus on when you hit an attack button – and enemies spawn for far too long in each area.
Of course, it might easier to tell if it was any good or not if the ONE GIGABYTE demo lasted more than FIVE MINUTES.